Category Archives: Reading

Meta-lessons in Jenkins’ “transparency problem”

Still reading on the issue of “skills for the 21st century”, this time Henry Jenkins et al’s Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century. Jenkins and his colleagues set out very clearly the skills and … Continue reading

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The (Other) Objective(s) of Education

The article we could read this week criticises our education system, saying it focuses on teaching instead of learning. I have to assume it is an excerpt from the book written by Dr. Ackoff and Mr. Greenberg (their book is … Continue reading

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Open Culture: Burke, Paine and Jaron Lanier

How things are envisioned is not always how they play out. We are in the middle of this internet revolution, trying to figure out how it’s going to go. I am reminded of the French Revolution (occupational hazard, I’m afraid). … Continue reading

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Just the title of Dean Shareski’s presentation, Sharing: The Moral Imperative, was enough to change my point of view. I never thought of sharing as an obligation — I do it “just in case” someone might want to use something. … Continue reading

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Digital Literacy: Apocalypse and Utopia

First (you knew I’d say it) I don’t believe in Digital Literacy, or the term “literacies”. I’m an OED girl, and it’s pretty clear that the word derived from competency with letters. In fact, the terms “illiterate” was used in … Continue reading

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Hamlet’s Blackberry

Months ago on Twitter, Dr Couros asked which book he should read, and one of the three he listed was called Hamlet’s Blackberry. The title intrigued me, so I’ve read it, and it has set me off on an exploration … Continue reading

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